Historical Dictionary Of Osaka And Kyoto by Ian RopkeHistorical Dictionary Of Osaka And Kyoto by Ian Ropke

Historical Dictionary Of Osaka And Kyoto

byIan Ropke


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Osaka and Kyoto are often overshadowed in the Western imagination by Tokyo's teeming sea of civilization. Nevertheless, Osaka and Kyoto are the setting for most of Japan's important historical events. From the 5th century B.C.E. to the 17th century, the Osaka-Kyoto region (known as the Kansai today) was the center of Japan politically, culturally, and economically. Today, the region continues to play a leading role in the traditional arts as well as serving as the second most important economic area in the country. This volume begins to address a painful lack of information about Osaka and Kyoto in English. Its dictionary-style entries place concise and important information at researchers' and scholars' fingertips. The introductions and chronologies contribute to the usefulness of this ready-reference, and the bibliography points students of Osaka and Kyoto to starting points for further research.
Ian Ropke has lived in the Kansai region for nearly 12 years. He has held various editorial, consulting, and translation-related positions. He has also served as the editor of both the Osaka's Visitor's Guide and the Kyoto Visitor's Guide.
Title:Historical Dictionary Of Osaka And KyotoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.8 × 5.76 × 0.98 inPublisher:Scarecrow Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081083622X

ISBN - 13:9780810836228

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